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Recipe from: Certified Angus Beef
8 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® ground chuck, formed into 24, 4-ounce patties
24 ounces Blue cheese, crumbled
2 pounds bacon, cooked and crumbled
salt and pepper to taste
12 each Kaiser rolls
olive oil as needed
Optional toppings: red onion slices, bib lettuce, tomato slices, chopped artichoke hearts, olive spread, caramelized onions, spinach, chopped basil, chopped green onions or sauteed mushrooms
Preheat grill. Place equal portions Blue cheese and bacon in center of 12 patties. Top each with a remaining patty and seal, crimping edges together with a fork.
Season with salt and pepper and grill to an internal temperature of 160°F.
Separate buns, brush with olive oil and grill until lightly browned.
Stack the burger and toppings on bun and serve.
Sweet Onion Relish
⅓ cup butter
3 cups sweet onions, finely chopped
¾ cup finely chopped leeks
¾ cup finely chopped red pepper
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
⅓ cup apple juice concentrate
½ cup finely chopped scallions
In a skillet, melt butter; add onions, leeks, peppers, dry mustard, sugar and apple juice concentrate. Cook for about a half hour until onions are fully translucent and begin to brown.
Add scallions after browning to retain some color.